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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 293-296

The role of estrogen in breast cancer

1 Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Karbala, Iraq
2 AI-Ammam Al-Hussein Medical City Hospital in Karbala, Iraq

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Ali Abdul Hussein S. AL-Janabi
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Karbala, Karbala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_59_20

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Estrogen has a significant effect on the development of breast cancer. Its activities in the human body are mainly performed by binding to cellular estrogen receptor (ER). Breast cancer in relate to the presence of ER can be divided into ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancer. The role of estrogen and its receptors in the development of breast cancer will be discussed in this review.

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